Amir Rubin

Professor, Finance
Ph.D. (University of British Columbia); M.A. Econ. & Finance - Cum Laude; B.A., Econ.& Business - Cum Laude (Hebrew University)

Burnaby Room: WMC 3313
Burnaby Phone: 778.782.5834

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Five years as an economist with the Israeli Security Authority, regulating mutual funds and designing risk analysis tools, were good preparation for Dr. Amir Rubinís switch to academic research and teaching. Amirís research interests include corporate finance, corporate governance, and market microstructure. He has also conducted research in asset pricing, in particular the determinants of stock return volatility. As well, he has ventured into researching the area of corporate social responsibility and its interaction with financial decision-making.

Specialization and Research Interests

Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Behavioral Finance, Market Microstructure, Social Responsibility.

Selected Publications

Articles and Reports

Amir Rubin, Benjamin Segal, & Dan Segal

The interpretation of unanticipated news arrival and analysts' skill

2017 | Journal of Financial & Quantitative Analysis. 52(4): 1491-1518

Roni Michaely, Amir Rubin, & Alexander Vedrashko

Are Friday announcements special? Overcoming selection bias

2016 | Journal of Financial Economics. 122(1): 65-85

Amir Rubin, & Dan Segal

The effects of economic growth on income inequality in the US

2015 | Journal of Macroeconomics. 45: 258-273

Roni Michaely, Amir Rubin, & Alexander Vedrashko

Corporate governance and the timing of earnings announcements

2014 | Review of Finance. 18(6): 2003-2044 (Lead Article)

Eran Rubin, & Amir Rubin

The impact of business intelligence systems on stock return volatility

2013 | Information and Management. 50(2-3): 67-75 (Lead Article)

Amir Rubin, & Daniel R. Smith

Comparing different explanations of the volatility trend

2011 | Journal of Banking & Finance. 35(6): 1581-1597

Amir Barnea, & Amir Rubin

Corporate social responsibility as a conflict between shareholders

2010 | Journal of Business Ethics. 97(1): 71-86

Amir Rubin, & Alan Kraus

Reducing managers' incentives to cannibalize: Managerial stock options when shareholders are diversified

2010 | Journal of Financial Intermediation. 19(4): 439-460 (Lead Article)

Amir Rubin, & Eran Rubin

Informed investors and the internet

2010 | Journal of Business Finance & Accounting. 37(7-8): 841-865

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